Baek Jong-won

Baek Jong-won (백종원) is a prominent Chef, Food Researcher, entertainer, writer, essayist, and businessman from South Korea. Besides, he is better known as the main host of SBS’s cooking television series titled Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef KingBaek Jong-won’s Food Truck, and Baek Jong-won’s Alley Restaurant.

Quick Facts

Real Name Baek Jong-won
Age 56 years old
Date of Birth September 4, 1966  
Birth Place South Korea
Zodiac sign ♎ Virgo
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Profession Professional Chef
  • Seoul High School
  • Yonsei University
Spouse’s Date of Birth August 11, 1981

Baek Jong-won Bio, Age, Parents, and Education

Baek Jong-won a famous South Korean chef was born on September 4, 1966, in Yesan County, South Korea. As of 2023, Baek Jong-won’s age is 56. Jong-won holds a Korean nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

His name is written in Hangul as 백종원 and in Hanja as 白種元. His family name is Baek.

His sun sign is Virgo. Less information is known about Jong-won’s personal life. At the moment, his father’s name, mother’s name, and siblings ‘ names are still unclear.  

When he was a kid, he fried some biscuits with butter and garnished them with sugar, his father also claimed that he was a picky eater back then.


As per some sources, he studied at a Seoul high school, and later on he joined Yonsei University, Department of Social Welfare, for his higher study.

Baek Jong-won Social Media

He is active on social sites, his Instagram account is under the username @paikscuisine_official with 283K followers and a verified blue mark. He is also active on YouTube under @paik_jongwon username and posts videos with 5.86M subscribers or you can check out his website Theborn Korea Inc.

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Official Website Theborn Korea Inc.

Baek Jong-won’s Wife and Children

Baek Jong-won is a married person who exchanged his wedding ring with his beautiful South Korean actress, So Yoon-jin on January 19, 2013.

After one year of marriage they were blessed with a son on April 9, 1014, and following the year they were again blessed with a beautiful daughter, born on September 21, 2015. Similarly, their third child was born in 2018. Their children’s names are still clear at the moment.

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Baek Jong-won with his wife So Yoon-jin

Baek Jong-won Chef Career

Early Carrer

Baek has been interested in cooking since his childhood days. When he was young he also served in the food service industry. He started his recipe journey after volunteering at the military group. He started to cook after trying different recipes to make hamburgers taste better which his father used to bring him 10 hamburgers after returning home from a business trip.

Now, Baek Jong-won is known as a great chef and a well-named person, who is also the CEO of Theborn Korea Inc, with 26 restaurant franchises and 1,299 branches including Saemaul Sikdang, Baek’s Coffee, and Baek’s Bibim.


Saemaul Restaurant- 144 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Saemaul Restaurant is a famous Restaurant in Seoul, the main dish of this restaurant is Kimchi stew and Pork motivated by the saemaeul movement of the 1960s-70s. Interior like the 1960-the 70s and the ‘saemaeul song’

Pork and Kimchi stew is one of Korea’s favorite dishes which adds to the taste of the hometown. Besides the famous dish of this restaurant is yeoltan-bulgogi and 7-minute kimchi stew.

Bornga- Founded by Baek Jong-Won

Bornga was founded by the famous and respected chef, Baek Jong-Won. Borang is an aesthetic Korean side dish that is filled with favorable taste, meat grilled on charcoal, and wrapped to make “ssam”. Not only it has had a good response from Koreans but it has also had a good response from many foreigners.

Furthermore, he is better known as the main host of SBS’s cooking television series titled Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef KingBaek Jong-won’s Food Truck, and Baek Jong-won’s Alley Restaurant.

Books of Baek Jong-won

Since he started his journey as a professional chef, he has published many books till now.

  • 2004- There is a Restaurant Secret to Earning Money (돈 버는 식당 비법은 있다)
  • 2009- Baek Jong-won’s Secret Cooking Recipes (백종원의 식당 조리비책)
  • 2010- Professional Restaurant Managing for Beginners (초짜도 대박나는 전문식당)
  • 2010- A Restaurant that Always Succeeds (무조건 성공하는 작은식당),
  • 2010- Founded Recipes by the Eat-Out Management Professional Baek Jong-Won (외식경영 전문가 백종원의 창업레시피 세트)
  • 2013- Beak Jong-won’s Meat (백종원의 육)
  • 2014- 52 Home-cooked Food Recipes Recommended by Baek Jong-won (백종원이 추천하는 집밥 메뉴 52),
  • 2016- 54 Home-cooked Food Recipes Recommended by Baek Jong-won (백종원이 추천하는 집밥 메뉴 54)
  • 2016- Baek Jong-won’s Managing Story (백종원의 장사 이야기)
  • 2017- 55 Home-cooked Food Recipes Recommended by Baek Jong-won (백종원이 추천하는 집밥 메뉴 55)
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Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef King

Baek Jong-won Net Worth

His exact net worth is not mentioned at the moment. Besides he has gathered a lot of fortune from his profession as a chef. He enjoys his luxurious and standard life as is mentioned on other sites.

Similarly, his annual salary, weekly earnings, and total fortune are missing at the moment.

Body Stats: Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

SIimilalry, his height, weight, and body descriptions are still unclear. By his physical appearance, it seems like he is totally a fit and healthy man

Additionally, he has black hair color with black pairs of beautiful eyes.

Baek Jong-won Rumors, Scandals, and Gossip

Once his fake death news was widely spread but it was just Rumors. Besides, some other sources have said that Jong Won’s show, CEO Baek debates on Racism and Mockery Between Moroccans and Koreans

Trophies and Awards

In the year 2015, she won the Grand Prize in the awards ceremony of The Tourism & Sciences Society of Korea. Besides, in the 2016 Baek Jong-won show, The Nation’s Big Three was Awarded with SBS Entertainment Awards.

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